Transmile Air Services is a cargo airline based in Malaysia. It is a premier express freight and freighter charter company. The airline was established in November 1993. It also provides courier transportation services between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia and services well known international companies such as DHL Worldwide Express , United Parcel Service, Air Macau and CEN Worldwide , among others. Transmile also provides aircraft charters and wet leases specialists with experience operating cargo flights around the world. Transmile Air was designated a National Cargo Carrier by the Malaysian Transport Ministry in 1996. Transmile is a corporation listed on Bursa Malaysia or (Malaysia Exchange).
Transmile began with one Boeing 737
and one Cessna Grand Caravan in providing air express
transport service to Pos Malaysia Berhad for their courier business to East Malaysia in November 1993
In the past 13 years, Transmile has developed into an internationally recognised company and the
only dedicated intra-Asian overnight express cargo operator in Malaysia. Their first Boeing 727
freighter service commenced in 2000
for the Kuala Lumpur/Penang-Bangkok-Hong Kong courier
sector. It was an extended operation for their existing client, DHL
International Limited. The
continued use of Transmile Air Freight business by international integrators is a resounding endorsement of the
quality of service that they offer.
Over five years, owing to the increasing demand of freight services in the region, Transmile increased their
Boeing 727 fleet to 10. As part of the strategy to expand their operations and network of connecting
routes, Transmile acquired four MD-11s in 2005
. They started the MD-11
operation for Kuala Lumpur-Hong
Kong-Los Angeles sector in the third quarter of 2005
Their success has attracted confidence from world-renowned investors. Transmile Group Berhad largest shareholder is part
of the diversified international conglomerate, the Kuok Group. The Kuok Group has a Hong Kong
based company, Kerry Logistics Network Ltd, which has an extensive logistics business in Asia.
AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING, TECHNICAL AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES
With the establishment of our engineering and maintenance arm, we are able to save time and
reduce costs in our operations. In addition,we have been granted approvals to carry out maintenance
repair work for countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines. Our maintenance facility has the
capability to carry out heavy maintenance checks for aircraft which includes major modification work
such as increased weight and floor modification, the installation of bulkheads and the installation of
engine hushkits. Our ability to perform line and base engineering operations locally and overseas
has built confidence in our customers in fulfillment of their requirements.
Supply of Aircraft Parts and Equipment
We maintain and manage an inventory of rotable and consumable
spare parts, as well as spare engines for our aircraft.We have put
in place an integrated material management software system to
provide internet connectivity and communication between
various functions which includes purchasing, accounts,warehouse
control and management. We also provide aircraft parts and
equipment to third parties such as the Malaysian Air Force and
the Police Air Wing.
Aircraft Ground Handling
Our ground handling services include
aircraft ramp handling, cargo and
passengers handling, warehousing,
aircraft cabin cleaning, catering and
other non-technical services. Our main
focus is to reduce the turnaround time
for cargo handling.
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|| Max Length Dimension
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|| Main Deck Cubic Capacity
|| Lower Compartment Cubic Capacity
|| Max Cubic Capacity Usable
|| Max Gross Weight
|| Tare Weight Pallet
|| Tare Weight Cargo Net
|| Net Load Capacity |
||Varies from 198 to 218 cm
||Varies from 198 to 213 cm
|McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Incidents & accidents
- On February 27 2006 , a cargo plane of courier company DHL(Transmile Air) skidded at the end of the runway of the airport when landing at 6.20 am.
- A fuel tank explosion on a Transmile Air Boeing 727-200 on May 4 2006 at Bangalore Airport, NTSB has issued a statement saying they will investigate "a reported left wing fuel tank explosion on a Transmile B727-200" and added that "the incident involving a Malaysia-registered aircraft occurred on 4 May" at India's Bangalore Airport "during a ground repositioning.No injuries were reported and there were no flight crew on board.
In May 2007
, Transmile shares saw a massive selldown following the company's announcement on 7 May 2007
concerning the reliability of its unaudited consolidated results for the financial year ended 31 December 2006
, resulting from the Company's auditors not able to satisfy themselves on the fairness or validity of certain transactions. Consequently, the company commissioned a special audit relating to the matter.
The Securities Commission had charged three former executives of Transmile Bhd, including its founder, with giving misleading financial statements.
The three are ex-chief financial officer Lo Chok Ping, ex-executive director Khiudin Mohd and founder Gan Boon Aun, who resigned as chief executive officer in June 2007.
He quit after Transmile had lodged a police report over false statements and documents on revenue, property, plant and equipment and payments to third parties as reported by Moores Rowland Risk Management Sdn Bhd in a special audit.